Serdar Saginda

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China’s Challenge to Democracy

The democratic cause is on the defensive today, and China’s pragmatic authoritarianism now offers a serious rival model, based on economic progress and national dignity<p>In his 1992 book “The End of History and the Last Man,” Francis Fukuyama famously declared the triumph of liberal democracy as the …

Geopolitics

Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over’

BAGHDAD — Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran.<p>A new building goes up? It is likely that the cement and bricks came from Iran. And when …

Middle East

Exxon blocked from enforcing Venezuela arbitration award: U.S. appeals court | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Tuesday that Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) cannot enforce a large international arbitration award against Venezuela stemming from an asset seizure in 2007, when the country was nationalizing its oil industry.<p>Logos of ExxonMobil are seen in its booth at …

Venezuela

To Win in Emerging Markets, Avoid the Passive Investing Rush

<i>Start your day with what's moving markets in Asia. Sign up here to receive our newsletter.</i><p>When Robert Marshall-Lee started running an emerging-market …

Years of Fed Missteps Fueled Disillusion With the Economy and Washington

Once-revered central bank failed to foresee the crisis and has struggled in its aftermath, fostering the rise of populism and distrust of institutions<p>In the past decade Federal Reserve officials have been flummoxed by a housing bubble that cratered the financial system, a long stretch of slow …

Central Banks

Is the Middle East the World’s Next Solar Energy Giant?

Dubai is building a solar plant that will power 75 percent of the city by 2050. Can the U.S. catch up?<p>Dubai, the most populous city in the United …

Renewable Energy

The Iran Deal and Its Consequences

Mixing shrewd diplomacy with defiance of U.N. resolutions, Iran has turned the negotiation on its head.<p>The announced framework for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program has the potential to generate a seminal national debate. Advocates exult over the nuclear constraints it would impose on Iran. …

South Asia

The Investing Lesson of 1937: Hold Some Cash

Sure, yields are puny. But when stocks next tumble, the value of cash will be clear.<p>By<p>Morgan Housel<p>The manager of the world’s biggest hedge-fund firm is comparing today’s economy to the last years of the Great Depression.<p>Ray Dalio, who runs the $170 billion Bridgewater Associates in Westport, …

Stock Markets

Buyout Firms Feel Pinch From Lending Crackdown

Regulatory guidance that seeks to limit the use of borrowed money in takeovers has hampered the business of debt-laden acquisitions<p>An effort by regulators to deter banks from financing takeovers with high levels of debt has dealt a blow to the private-equity industry.<p>After resisting at first, banks …

Private Equity

The Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers

Ray Dalio Tops 2011 Hedge Fund Earnings<p>It was a terrible year on the whole for hedge funds, but the top 40 hedge fund earners still managed to make a combined $13.2 billion. This is what a bad year in the hedge fund industry looks like.

Venezuelans Suffer Amid Crumbling Health System

As country’s economy struggles, lack of hospital funding and widespread shortages of medicine and surgical supplies put patients at risk<p>CARACAS, Venezuela—His heart failing fast, Pedro Gonzalez checked into one of Venezuela’s leading public hospitals in September, hoping for a new heart valve to …

Medicine